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QDOBA Mexican Eats Debuts its Food to Austin, Texas through New Ghost Kitchen Partnership
QDOBA®, a leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant, is bringing its vibrant and flavorful food to Austin, Texas through the first of two ghost kitchens in the area. In partnership with national ghost kitchen operator, REEF Technology, QDOBA's Austin debut allows an increased number of QDOBA food lovers across the city to conveniently indulge in its tasty menu offerings. Ghost kitchens, also known as delivery-only restaurants, are commercial kitchens optimized for food delivery service apps such as Uber Eats and Postmates...
4 Major Trends in Food Carryout and Delivery
Many consumers have reported using more food carryout and delivery compared to pre-pandemic behavior. In 2021, U.S. food carryout and delivery sales reached $694 billion due in part to the impact of the pandemic, which helped drive the demand for convenient foods eaten at home, as detailed in Food Carryout and Delivery in the U.S., 2nd Edition by Packaged Facts. The report describes a variety of unique food delivery and carryout trends to watch, including those highlighted below.
1. Continued Elevated Use Of Food Carryout And DeliveryFood carryout and...
DJ Khaled’s Another Wing Drops Plant-based LikeWings with Miami Wing Dispensary on April 20
Today DJ Khaled’s Another Wing unveils LikeWings, new plant-based additions to its U.S. menu in partnership with LikeMeat, a LIVEKINDLY Collective brand. This unique collaboration marks LikeMeat’s first ghost kitchen partnership, and LikeWings are available for order starting today through the Another Wing storefront on UberEats, DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates in the U.S.
LikeMeat’s juicy and delicious plant-based LikeWings come smothered in Another Wing’s signature flavors including: You Loyal! Lemon Pepper, Honey! Honey! Hot Honey Sriracha and They Don’t Want You To Win...
Cosmic Wings Expands Reach with DoorDash and Grubhub to Deliver Out-of-this-World Menu
Cosmic Wings today announced a partnership with DoorDash and Grubhub that will open a whole new universe to wings fans. Guests can now order their favorite Cheetos®-dusted wings and menu items from Cosmic Wings through DoorDash; and preparing for take-off two weeks later on April 15, Cosmic Wings will be available on Grubhub.
The Cosmic Wings menu includes a selection of crowd pleasers like chicken tender dippers, waffle fries and onion rings...
Kitchen United Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies
Kitchen United has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2022 and Forbes Best Start-Up Employers for 2022.
This year’s Fast Company list honors businesses that are making the biggest impact on their industries and culture as a whole—ultimately thriving in today’s ever-changing world. Kitchen United has been recognized for helping shape the future of the restaurant industry today with some of the most inspiring accomplishments of the 21st century...
BurgerFi Selects Hughes to Support its Expanding Enterprise with Managed Network Services
BurgerFi International Inc. ("BurgerFi"), owner of one of the nation's fastest-growing premium fast-casual and casual dining concepts through the BurgerFi brand, and the high quality, casual dining brand Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza & Wings ("Anthony's"), selected Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in multi-transport technologies and networks, to upgrade, optimize and manage network infrastructure and digital signage. The move will support BurgerFi's commitment to provide the best restaurant guest experience while continuing its aggressive expansion up the Eastern Seaboard.
"At BurgerFi, we are committed to..."
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Lunchbox Raises $50M Series B Funding to Shake up the Restaurant Industry
Lunchbox, a collection of modern and creative online ordering solutions for enterprise restaurant chains and ghost kitchens, today announced the closing of a $50 million Series B funding round led by Coatue with participation from existing investors Primary and 645 Ventures as well as executives from DoorDash, Sweetgreen, and &pizza.
Since announcing their Series A in October 2020, Lunchbox has saved restaurants over $35 million that would have otherwise gone to third-party ordering platforms. Restaurants including Bareburger, Clean Juice, Fuku, Little Sesame...
Kroger Kicks Off Ghost Kitchen Rollout
Image Kroger is launching its ghost kitchen initiative.
The Kroger Co. is officially a participant in the ghost kitchen space.
As initially announced in August 2021, the country’s largest grocery retailer is partnering with ghost kitchen startup Kitchen United to provide customers freshly prepared restaurant food for takeout or delivery in select Kroger banner locations.
Kroger is opening its first ghost kitchen center at a Ralphs store in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Customers can build freshly prepared, on-demand restaurant meals from any or all of the restaurants participating in the initiative...
US Foods Nets Chicago Innovation Award Winner for Ghost Kitchens Playbook Program
Foodservice distribution giant US Foods was named a 2021 Chicago Innovation Award winner for its Ghost Kitchens Playbook Program.
US Foods was awarded the Accenture Corporate Innovator Award, an award that celebrates a large corporation for its commitment to innovation. US Foods is one of 20 Chicago Innovation Award winners selected from more than 425 nominations, a press release explained.
“It is an honor to be awarded with a Chicago Innovation Award for our approach to helping foodservice operators drive alternative revenue streams during...
Dine Brands International Announces First Virtual IHOP® Location in North America
Dine Brands International today announces the debut of its first virtual IHOP location in Toronto, Canada as part of its partnership with Ghost Kitchens Brands, which owns and operates a network of virtual kitchens across the continent, featuring items from more than 20 well-known restaurants and CPG brands.
At its 60 Sudbury St. location in Toronto’s Liberty Village area, guests can now enjoy a selection of IHOP’s World-Famous Pancakes, Breakfast Combos, Omelettes, Burritos, Bowls, and more for takeout and delivery. Ghost Kitchen Brands’ direct...
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